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Want to be part of the MPavilion 2019 public program?

The MPavilion 2019 season of free events is going to be huge—and we want you to be involved! Expressions of interest are now open to be a part of our sixth season, happening between 12 November 2019 and 22 March 2020. Collaborate with us by hosting a workshop, talk, debate, presentation, performance, installation or intervention at MPavilion! Read more.

In 2019, we’re also calling on young people aged 15–25 to submit event proposals! Individuals, schools and organisations are all encouraged to apply. Read more.

How do you apply?

Applications open on Tuesday 14 May and close at 11.59pm on Friday 7 June.

We’ll be in touch by Friday 19 July to let you know if your application has been successful. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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Explore the role of architecture and design in contemporary city life with special guests and collaborators from Melbourne and beyond. Running from October to February, MTalks puts leading minds behind the mic and invites them to investigate new ideas.


MMeets, say hello to our 2018/19 season. We’re hosting a third series of free, unexpected gatherings that invite Melburnians to use MPavilion as a clubhouse, a meeting place and a starting point—and explore the value and impact of design and creativity. Meet up with us, your friends and a troupe of makers and creators.


MMusic is back for 2018/19 with a series of free shows, sets, workshops and admittedly hard-to-define aural experiences presented in collaboration with Melbourne artists, DJs and experimenters.


MKids is back for our 2018/19 season! We have marked out all the fun and relaxed, kid-friendly events in our program, including those that are specifically suited to kids and kids at heart.


MProjects exist at MPavilion for an enduring time span. Always captivating, MProjects events are unique, site-specific installations and activations at our place in the Queen Victoria Gardens.


In 2018/19, we’re talking about what it means to make our cities inclusive and equitable—from gender to accessibility, cultural diversity and living quality. Join us for our series of tag-team discussions, engaging leading thinkers and doers—and you!


Talks, workshops, meets, readings and more on how the spaces we inhabit in our cities and neighbourhoods define our lives.


Art. Sound art, visual art, installation, public space interventions and everything in-between.


This topic covers all things commerce: from entrepreneurs to ethics to new technology, and the spaces in-between.


From live performances to workshops and talks about dance, these events are all about the art of human movement.


Good design = a good life. Come along to these talks, workshops, meetings and encounters all about design.

design & science

Design & Science explores the design in science and the science in design. This topic is made possible by the Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation and includes talks, workshops, interactive installations and screenings!


Because dogs.


Events with an educational angle.


Honest to goodness, ethics are an essential pillar of our modern civil society. These events explore the principled side of life.


From talks to readings, to performances and workshops, and more—these events have a historical bent.

Indigenous culture

Events exploring Indigenous culture—past, present and future.


Bands and musical groups, DJs, talks and workshops that include performance; theatrical events, readings and spoken word, and so much more.


Talks, workshops and events that explore issues facing our society.


Our STEM program highlights events focusing on learning and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, sponsored by the State Government of Victoria’s Office for Women.


Technology is ubiquitous in modernity. These events zoom-in on technology’s place in art, architecture, design and our lives.


The way modern cities evolve play a fundamental role in how we live. These events focus on all things urban.


Morning yoga. A cup of tea. Meditation. Modern life has come to be defined by a focus on wellness and health—this topic has wellbeing covered!


All matters wordy and worldly with workshops, writing awards, readings, authors in-conversation, and writers (surprisingly!) not necessarily talking about writing.


MKids is back for our 2018/19 season! We have marked out all the fun and relaxed, kid-friendly events in our program, including those that are specifically suited to kids and kids at heart.

Sun 2 Dec 10.00am–1.00pm
MKids Bug Blitz
Mon 7 Jan – Fri 18 Jan Any time
MKids Playable Streets presents ‘The Plants’
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Jan, Sessions each day at 11am–1pm and 2–4pm
MKids Circus play in the park with Westside Circus
Thu 17 Jan 2.00pm–6.00pm
MKids Rock Academy XIV performance
Sat 19 Jan 10.00am–1.00pm
MKids Club Kids Music Academy

Regular Events

Thu 25 Oct, Thu 29 Nov & Thu 31 Jan, 10.30–11.30am (0–5 years); Tue 20 Nov & Tue 22 Jan, 4–5pm (5–8 years)
MKids Stories at MPavilion with State Library Victoria
Mon 14 Jan from 10am - 1pm, and Thu 17 Jan from 9.30am - 11.15am. 10.00am–1.00pm
MKids ‘Meet the Instruments’ with Upwind! Education Program